Whoever Craig is, I really like his list.
A couple of months ago, I scored some barstools for only $30 for the pair. They looked like this:
Let's jazz them up a bit, shall we?
The covers were removable, so I took em off and spray painted the bottom a glossy black.
Then I tried to dye the white covers a lovely robin's egg blue with some Rit Dye.
UGLY was the result:
|a bad tye-dye job|
So I took a trip to my happy place, Fabricana, ripped those covers right apart with my trusty seam ripper... and used them as a pattern to make new ones!
|Lay the old pieces out on the new fabric, right sides together. Don't make the mistake I did, cut the pieces slightly larger for a little bit of lee-way room.|
|Remember to number the pieces!|
I found an adorable pattern in an indoor/outdoor fabric which makes for extremely washable and durable covers (great for my future Dugger-sized family). Sew them up the same way you took them apart!
And the result:
|There's even velcro tabs to secure it to the frame!|
Now come over and sit your behind down in one of them. Deliciously cozy.
Some of you may be thinking, "Deanne, your house must be a-shambles because of all the crafting you do!" Well... it is. But I try to clean up. And I have my very own crafty lady room where I'm allowed to be as messy as I want, The Husband said so. So here it is in its messy entirety. This is the place of my inspiration...
|or so the sign says...|
|It needs more decor, no?|
Here's a game. Spot all the times of thriftyness and... feel awesome about yourself.